Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into an Allagash stemmed glass. Bottled on 8/13/09.
A- Punkin' Ale pours a clear amberish-gold color with one finger of white foam that quickly settles to a thin cap over the beer. A few wisps of lacing appears after each sip.
S- All the typical pumpkin pie spices- cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, maybe some clove- along with very lightly toasted malted barley, brown sugar and just the slightest hint that this beer was brewed with actual pumpkin squash...maybe. A lightly metallic note of Dogfish Head's house yeast is backed up by a mild hop aroma and an unexpected indication of the moderate alcohol content.
T- A delicious combination of the above mentioned spices on a bed of sweet, husky malts. There's a touch of what I think is alcohol astringency right before the finish, which is dry and leaves a slight metallic note from a mild hop presence in the flavor.
M- On the medium side of full-bodied with a lightly creamy texture and a moderate amount of carbonation.
D- A good overall flavor and one of my favorite pumpkin beers. I wouldn't want more than two of these in a session, but it's one of, if not THE best, pumpkin based beers that we now get in southern California.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2009 05:39:48 | More by Tdizzle
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